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Join our Gofundme campaign to bring this extraordinary anti-bullying assembly to schools that can’t afford it.

Tenna Whitsel, Student Services Coordinator, Tulsa Public Schools

Kirk is no ordinary speaker.

Students are transfixed on this man who stands behind five empty chairs, each with a picture of a young person who has died from suicide. One chair in particular has a photograph of his only child, Ty Smalley, an 11-year-old boy, who took his own life after being bullied for more than two years.

Through his story of love for his son, Kirk captures the young hearts that sit in front of him. While he speaks, I see students, gangsters, geeks, jocks, cheerleaders and nerds raise their hands in the universal sign language: “I Love You.” They listen and they feel his grief – his passion is to make a difference in their own lives through his story.  

It is this observation that sets him apart from any other school assembly speaker.

The students are forever touched by this simple man and his story of the love between a father and his son. His message has literally changed students’ attitudes to care instead of destroy, to ask for help instead of taking their own life. Mr. Smalley is a hero in many young eyes in Tulsa Oklahoma, and a hero in my own eyes."   

Kirk gets dozens of invitations each week asking him to come to their school – several of those each week desperately want him to come but cannot afford to help cover those costs, even though their kids need our message badly.

This GoFundMe campaign is so important to help Kirk find a way to go to as many of these schools that need him.


“Stand for the Silent has changed my life in many ways. It has given me the courage to stand up for myself, my friends, and my family.” Gabe

“I've been bullied. And because of that, I cut myself. This assembly has inspired me to stop.” Madi M.

“You came today it actually saved my life, You, you saved me. You are my true hero, you Kirk Smalley.” Baylie P.

“Your speech to my school really touched my heart and made me realize that there is something to live for, in my life.” Anita K.

“Today, my life was changed. I've been bullied. I once had a suicide planned all out. I forgot about that today. I'm going to take a stand for bullying!” Shamdra M.

“Your speech touched my heart. I had planned to take my life today but then I heard you and decided that I’ll just live through it.” Harmonie W.

“You saved my life.” Kiari I.

We are so thrilled to be working with the guys from The Fold and City Centre Coffee.  As our gift for your generous donations, we collectively created a variety of very special rewards – only offered through our GoFundMe campaign!  

We are so appreciative of your support!  

Kirk is on the road more than 300 days a year traveling across the country from small towns to big cities. He has visited 42 states and six countries.  Stand for the Silent has reached 1.4 million kids in 1,300 schools. Kirk needs your help to reach 1 million more! Below are some photos from his travels.  #WordsCanLeaveAMark

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Hi supporters,

I am pleased to report that we are almost complete with the production of the rewards - shipments will be begin this weekend and will be done on a rolling basis as we complete the specialized t-shirt orders.

For those of you who have provided an anonymous donation or have opted out of receiving rewards, we truly appreciate your support!

Please let us know if you have any questions.

Thanks for your patience!

-The Stand for the Silent team
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Hello Supporters,

We hope you had a great holiday season, and Happy New Year!

We are ending our campaign tonight at 9pm. We are doing one final push today for last minutes donations, so feel free to share our GoFundMe link with others.

We will be sending out an email this week to get your t-shirt sizes and to provide additional reward-related updates.

Again, we so appreciate all of your support!

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Hello supporters!

We would like to you give you a quick update. Donations have been steadily coming in, which is great! We're going to be doing one last year-end push so we'd be so appreciative if you can share our "Words Can Leave A Mark" campaign with others.

Also, on Jan 2nd (after the campaign ends), we will begin to produce the rewards, and we'll be reaching out to get your t-shirt sizes and to confirm your shipping address.

Wishing you a very happy and healthy Holiday Season!

- The Stand for the Silent Team
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Hi there,

I hope you had a great Thanksgiving Holiday!

As you may know, it's Giving Tuesday. We would be so appreciative if you could share our GoFundMe campaign with others to help spread the word of bringing anti-bullying campaigns to schools that otherwise cannot afford it.

Happy Holidays!

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Raised by 102 people in 5 months
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Thank you! We'll hook you up with original artwork for your phone's home screen & send you a link for a free music download of The Fold's "Neverender" song.
We'll mail you a cool Stand for the Silent wristband & two bumper stickers! Plus everything in the first reward tier!
We'll send you a custom lyrics booklet featuring 10 of The Fold’s most inspirational songs from Ninjago & beyond! Plus everything else in the previous tiers.
Renowned one-time roast for possessing a flavor like no other, the Fuyan Estate coffee may just change the way you drink! Plus a wristband & a bumper sticker.
Get a cool campaign t-shirt & a limited edition The Fold guitar pick featuring Grammy Award nominated artwork. Plus the lyrics booklet & a wristband!
We'll mail you a campaign t-shirt & a 4oz. bag of Fuyan Estate Coffee, the guitar pick, two wristbands & two bumper stickers!
We'll mail you an 11" x 17" poster, t-shirt, lyrics booklet, guitar pick, two wristbands & two bumper stickers!
Autographed custom lyrics booklet signed by The Fold! PLUS a signed poster, t-shirt, wristband, bumper sticker, guitar pick & a bag of Fuyan Estate Coffee.
Get double of all rewards in the previous tiers PLUS a campaign only on-the-go coffee tumbler.
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The Fold will record an ORIGINAL song —it could be your school's new anti-bullying anthem! They've done it for LEGO Ninjago, the NFL & could for your school!
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SFTS and The Fold will visit your school for a presentation and concert! ALL children will receive signed 11x17 posters, wristbands & bumper stickers!
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